C. 1990. How sweet it is. This pair of mother-of-pearl and diamond heart stud earrings is a romantic find from our Estate collection. The iridescent mother-of-pearl centers are softly framed by brilliant-cut diamond rounds. Clip/post, 18kt white gold earrings. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
STUD: An earring that sits stationary on the ear and doesn't drop below the lobe.
18KT: Karat (abbreviated kt or K) is a unit that indicates the purity of gold in the metal. 18kt is 75% gold. In Europe, 18K yellow gold is most favored and used in jewelry.
WHITE GOLD: Gold is a precious metal which is naturally quite soft. To give it a white color and increase its strength, gold is alloyed with white metals, such as silver and/or palladium, and often plated with rhodium. The purity of the metal is indicated by a unit called a "karat," with 24kt having the highest percentage of natural gold.
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
CLIP/POST: An earring with a post insert and a clip mechanism to hold it in place. The post can be removed by a jeweler to convert the earrings to clip-on.
Stones per Earring:
Diamond: The hardest and most brilliant of all gemstones, a diamond can make the heart race with its pure and fiery spark. An ancient symbol of love, a diamond is the preferred gemstone for tokens of affection, such as rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Diamond is the birthstone for April.
(Quantity: 48, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Brilliant,
BRILLIANT: A gemstone cut to enhance brilliance without sacrificing much carat weight. Typically has 58 facets.
Color Grade: G-H, Clarity: SI1-SI2, Weight: 0.25 ct. t.w.)
Mother of Pearl
MOTHER-OF-PEARL: Glowing with an iridescent beauty, mother-of-pearl has been showcased in jewelry designs for thousands of years. As mother-of-pearl is a natural substance, it may vary in appearance, and its distinctive shimmer lends a quiet elegance to fine jewelry.
(Color: White, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Heart,
HEART: A shape that takes the form of a heart symbol, with two curved sections at the top and a point at the bottom.
Size: 9x7 mm)